Minimum wage in New Zealand increased to NZ$13.50

The Government of New Zealand will increase the minimum wage from NZ$13 to NZ$13.50 an hour, and the minimum wages for training and new entrants will increase from NZ$10.40 to NZ$10.80 (or 80% of the adult minimum wage in New Zealand).

Those working full time on the minimum wage will earn an extra $20 a week or more than $1000 a year,” Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced 8th of January 2012. She added that “The Government is focused on growing the economy, creating jobs and boosting incomes for all New Zealanders.

The changes will come into effect on April 1, 2012.

February 8th, 2012